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Mental Ability Test Paper 8
Directions: In Question nos. 1 to 5,
in each of the following questions, there are four numbered figures and two
un-numbered figures on the extremes. These six figures from a series. However,
one of the four numbered figures does not fit into the series. The number of
that figure is the answer in each question. 1.2.3. 4.5.
6. If in a certain language SURGEON is coded as HRITVLM, how is PHYSICIAN in
(a) KSBHRXRZM (b) LTAKJYJUP
(c) IETWSOSHK (d) GMDLFQFVK
7. If COURAGE is coded as RECGOAU, how is ADVENTURE coded in that code?
(a) RSKMQRKLM (b) KRENUATVN
(c) NEARDUVTE (d) MRHQCPVWQ
8. If M = 16, ME = 40, then Men = ?
(a) 44 (b) 48
(c) 52 (d) 55
9. Letters showing the names of some fruits have been rearranged. Pick out
the alternative number of the fruit which is richest source of Vitamin C?
(a) GAONM (b) PELAP
(c) VAGAU (d) RNEGOA
10. If X φ Y means X is the wife of Y, X $ Y means X is the son of Y and X ψ
Y means X is the sister of Y, which of the following would mean that A is the
daughter of B?
(a) ASCψDφB (b) AφC$DψB
(c) AψCφD$B (d) AψC$DφB
11. The clinic of a Doctor faces the West. From the backside of his clinic,
he walks straight 100 metres then turn to the left and walks 100 metres again.
Finally, he turns towards right and stops after walking 50 metres. Now in which
direction is Doctor from the starting point?
(a) South-West (b) North-East
(c) South-East (d) North-West
12. If South becomes North-East, North-East becomes West and so on, what will
(a) North-West (b) North
(c) South-West (d) South
Directions: In Question nos. 13 to 14: Five friends A, B, C, D and E went on
a summer vacation to five cities namely Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and
Hyderabad by five different modes of transport – bus, train, aero plane, car and
boat from Mumbai. C went to Bangalore by car and B went to Kolkata by air.D
travelled by boat whereas E went by train. Between Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai
there is no bus service.
The person who went to Delhi did not use boat to travel. Now answer the
questions that follow:
13. Which of the following mode of transport was used by the person who
travelled to Delhi?
(a) Aeroplane (b) Bus
(c) Train (d) Car
14. How did A travel and where did he go?
(a) By train to Chennai (b) By bus to Hyderabad
(c) By train to Delhi (d) By boat to Chennai
15. Six books P, Q, R, S, T and U are placed side by side. R, Q, T have blue
covers and other books have red covers. Only S and U are new
(a) Q and R (b) Q and T
(c) Q and U (d) T and U
Directions: In Question nos. 16 to 17 : A question and two statement numbered
I and II are given below in each of the questions. You have to decide whether
the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the given question.
Read both the statements and then give your answer:
(1) if the data in statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question, while
the data in statement II alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
(2) if the data in statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question,
while the data in statement I alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
(3) if the data in both the statement I and II together is necessary to answer
(4) if the data in both the statement I and II together is not sufficient to
answer the question.
16. How many students of Economics got more than 75% marks?
(I) Out of total students 20% got 75% marks.
(II) Out of the total students who got 75% marks, 15% were from Economics.
17. Among four friends, A’s weight is less than B and C’s weight is more than
D. Who is the heaviest among them?
(I) B is heavier than D.
(II) B is lighter than C.
18. Which of the answer figures: (a), (b), (c) and (d) completes the figure
a b c d
19. Group the following figures into three classes on the basis of identical
(a) 1, 2, 3; 4, 5, 8; 6, 7, 9
(b) 1, 5, 6; 2, 3, 4; 7, 8, 9
(c) 1, 3, 5; 2, 4, 8; 6, 7, 9
(d) 1, 4, 7; 2, 5, 8; 3, 6, 9
20. Figure (X) given to the left in the following question, is folded to form
a box. Choose from amongst the alternatives (1), (2), (3) and (4), the boxes
that are similar to the box formed.
(a) A only (b) B only
(c) A and C only (d) A, B, C and D
21. In the following question, find out which of the figures (1), (2), (3)
and (4), can be formed from the pieces given in (X)?
22. In a cricket series, India decided Australia twice; West Indies defeated
Indian twice; Australia defeated West Indies twice; India defeated New Zealand
twice. Which country has won most number of times?
(a) West Indies (b) New Zealand
(c) India (d) Australia
23. If ‘P + Q’ means ‘P is the brother of Q’; ‘P × Q’ means ‘P is the
father of Q’, ‘P ÷ Q’ means ‘P is the mother of Q’; which of the following would
mean ‘R is the son of M’?
(a) M × S × R (b) M + R × S
(c) M ÷ R × S (d) M × S ÷ R
Directions: In Question nos. 24 to 25 : We come across many
funny incidents related to different walks of life. One of the features of the
funny incidents is the punch line or a climax – which gives the incident a
sudden transformation or twist (into something not expected). It is the punch
line which makes the incident funny. In the following questions an incident is
described but the punch line is missing – indicated by blank. After the incident
two statements numbered I and II are given. Considering the incident, you have
to decide which of the two statements fits as a punch line? Give your answer
‘Only I’ if you think only statement I fits; Give your answer ‘Only II’ if you
think only statement II fits; Give your answer ‘Both with contrasting ideas’ if
you think both I and II fit but the idea or the wavelength of approach in both
the statements is different and contrasting: Gove your answer ‘both with same
idea’ if you think both I and II fit and the wavelength of approach in both the
statements is also more or less the same.
24. Seeing a boy in the class crying, the teacher asked ‘why are you crying’.
The boy replied:
I. I cry whenever I don’t laugh.
II. I am crying because I have nothing else to do.
(a) Only I (b) Only II
(c) Both with contrasting ideas (d) Both with same ideas
25. A person who consumed alcohol regularly told his friend, ‘I don’t take
bath on Thursday’ because:
I. I take bath only when I am drunk.
II. It is a dry day.
(a) Only I (b) Only II
(c) Both with contrasting ideas (d) Both with same ideas
26. A pair of words whose words have certain relationship to each other is
given below. This is followed by four pair of words. Select a pair of words out
of words out of the four pairs of words whose words has the same relationship to
each other as the words of the original pair. Rectangle : Octagon
(a) Pentagon : Heptagon (b) Cone : Sphere
(c) Triangle : Hexagon (d) Angle : Quadrilateral
27. Three words which have something in common among themselves are given
below. Choose the alternative which is most appropriate description about the
three words. Species : Genera : Family
(a) These are biological terms.
(b) These give information about living things for classification.
(c) These are traits of animal kingdom.
(d) These are groups of animals.
Directions: In Question nos. 28 to 30 : The following questions are based on
the alphabets written along the figure given below. In each question, the
relationship between the two terms written to left of the sign (: :), is
retained in the two terms written to the right of it. However, out of the four
terms, one is missing. Choose this term out of the given alternatives.
28. PEKA : MIKB : : NDKC : ?
(a) LAKB (b) OIKE
(c) OFKD (d) LHKG
29. JDME : AGBL : : FENA : ?
(a) AFEP (b) EJDO
(c) BHCM (d) DICN
30. LJDC : AIDE : : OHBA : ?
(a) EHCD (b) CFED
(c) DGBC (d) HBAF
Directions: In Question nos. 31 to 35 : In the
following questions, Figures A and B are related in a particular manner.
Establish the same relationship between Figure C and D by choosing a figure from
amongst the four alternatives, which would replace the question mark in place of
36. Find the wrong number in the following series: 1, 2, 4, 7, 13, 24, 54, 81
(a) 13 (b) 24
(c) 54 (d) 81
37. A number series with one term missing, is given bellow. Choose the
alternative that will continue the same pattern and fill in the blank space. 2,
5, 11, 32, (…), 194, 389
(a) 48 (b) 65
(c) 72 (d) 87
38. A letter series whose one term is missing, is given below. Choose the
missing term out of the given alternatives.Lfw, iib, flg, (…), zrq
(a) ufm (b) col
(c) pgw (d) kbq
39. A letter series whose one term is wrong, is given below. Find out the
wrong term out of the given alternatives. AtQ, WrU, ApY, EmC, IlG, MjK
(a) WrU (b) ApY
(c) EmC (d) IlG
40. A letter series is given below. Some of the letters of this series which
are given in the same order in one of the alternatives, are missing. Find out
that alternatives. _m l _ l n l _ m n m _ m l n _
(a) l n m m l (b) m l m n n
(c) m n n l m (d) n m n l l
ANSWER- 1. (b) 2. (a) 3.
(d) 4. (d) 5. (d) 6. (a) 7. (c) 8.
(d) 9. (d) 10. (d) 11. (b) 12. (c) 13.
(c) 14. (b) 15. (b) 16. (d) 17. (c) 18.
(d) 19. (b) 20. (b) 21. (d) 22. (c) 23.
(c) 24. (d) 25. (d) 26. (c) 27. (b) 28.
(a) 29. (c) 30. (c) 31. (d) 32. (b) 33. (c)
34. (c) 35. (d) 36. (d) 37. (b) 38.
(b) 39. (c) 40. (d)
Company Name: e litmus
No of Rounds: Aptitude Test
Exam/Interview Date: 26-Jul-2011
Location : Delhi